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‘Monster Hunt’ Takes Record as Biggest Film in China

Monster Hunt,” the Chinese-made fantasy movie, has overtaken “Furious 7” to become the biggest film of all time at the box office.

According to an announcement by state news agency Xinhua, “Monster Hunt” has grossed RMB2.428 billion. “Furious 7” had grossed RMB2.426 billion, Xinhua said citing the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

At current exchange rates that is US$381 million, though prior to last month’s devaluation of the Chinese currency the dollar value of “Furious 7” had been reported as high as $390 million.

“Monster Hunt” is a hybrid live action-visual effects film, directed by Raman Hui, one of the creators of DreamWorks Animation’s hit “Shrek” franchise. The film depicts a conflict in which cute monsters are kind and humans are warlike.

The film was released in July and benefitted for the state-enforced ‘blackout period’ in which no major Hollywood movies were allowed to release for some two months. And it has been held on screens long enough for it to reclaim the record for China.

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